CHEMISTRY OF ANTACID
Presenting the project on Foaming Capacity of Soap gave me immense pleasure and valuable experience.
I am indebted to my chemistry teacher Mrs. SUNITA for her valuable guidance, constant support and encouragement. She has helped greatly to bring the project to this stage. My sincere thanks to our Chemistry Lab Teacher Mr. SUBHASH SINHA for his whole hearted support and cooperation.
Last but not the least I appreciate the spirit among our group which has resulted in the accomplishment towards this project.
ROHIT PRAKASH SINGH
The Project aims at analyzing the effectiveness of some commercial antacid on the basis of the volume of HCl neutralized by them.
It is a well known that the food we take undergoes a series of complex reactions within the body which constitutes the digestion and metabolism. These reactions are catalyzed by enzymes which are specjfjc in their action and can function properly only when the Ph of the medium is within a specific range.
The stomach wall secretes gastric juices which chiefly contain HCl, mucin and pepsin. The main purpose of HCl is to provide acidic medium for the functioning of pepsin. It also suppresses the growth of the bacteria and provides aid in hydrolysis. However, sometimes stomach begins to secrete an excess of HCl resulting in Gastric hyperacidity. This interferes in the normal process of digestion and leads to acute discomfort.
Now – a – days, we find many commercial antacid which neutralize extra HCl. The action of antacid is based on the fact that a base can neutralize an acid forming salt and water. An essential requirement of the antacids is that it must supply an excess of alkali which may lead to alkaline conditions and thus making...